5 Things to Leave Behind for a Successful 2018

5 Things to Leave Behind for a Successful 2018

Happy New Year! In less than one week it will be 2018, a brand-new year. While January 1st, 2018, is really just another day on the calendar, somehow putting up that brand-new calendar makes the days seem full of possibility.

I don’t know what it is about those brand-new calendars that fills us with hope and ambition and resolutions.

Whether you’re a resolution-maker or not, and whether or not you see January 1st as just the day after December 31st or whether you view it as that shiny new year, here are five things to leave behind for a successful and happy 2018.

Things to Leave Behind for a Successful 2018

Self-Doubt: It’s time to start believing in yourself. Self-doubt is self-destructive. It keeps you from moving forward. It keeps you from achieving your goals, it keeps you from realizing your potential, and it keeps you from becoming who you are truly meant to be. Make this the year you ditch the self-doubt and believe in your abilities, your dreams and yourself.

Regrets: The past is the past. While you can learn from it, you cannot change it. When you hang on to regret, you are holding on to the idea that somehow you can change the past. Let go of the past, let go of those regrets, and instead replace them with a resolve to live in a way that will leave you with no regrets in 2018 and beyond.

Your Comfort Zone: While your comfort zone is a lovely and cozy place to be, growth only happens when you move outside of it. So to grow in 2018, it’s time to leave your comfort zone behind and embrace a little pleasant discomfort while you stretch your wings and fly.

Procrastination: Procrastination is the thief of time. Stop letting procrastination rule your life and rob you of your time. Develop the habit of doing what you need to do when you need to do it. Confront and ditch the fear that leads to your procrastination.

Busy-ness: Being productive is good. Being busy is not. When we fill our time with “busy-ness” we don’t have time for the things that are really important in our lives. It’s ok to not be busy 24 hours a day. Learn to say no to the less-important busy work so you can say yes to the real opportunities that will lead to your success. Need help with this one? Read this.


What are you going to give up to be more successful in the new year? Do you need some help letting go? For a limited time, I am offering a limited number of free coaching sessions to a few of my readers who are looking to make changes for success in 2018. For more information, please message me here and let me know what’s holding you back from a successful 2018.

2 thoughts on “5 Things to Leave Behind for a Successful 2018

  • December 29, 2017 at 9:52 am

    Ouch! Leaving the comfort zone is so important and yet so hard. But just as you said, it is time to stretch out and let my wings try something new. My view in life will never change unless I climb harder and bigger mountains. Thanks for the good reminders! ~ Johanna

    • December 29, 2017 at 10:33 am

      You are so right, Johanna. And very welcome for the reminder. Wishing you all the best in 2018.


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